Pardi Gras comes to the River District Feb. 25

Event features live music at seven downtown establishments for one $7 cover

Take off your slippers, put on your dancing shoes and get your beads downtown to the River District for the Bud Light Pardi Gras Weekend from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25.

LaMonica Beverages and several River District establishments are taking part in this third annual music weekend where patrons can eat, drink and be merry. Pay one $7 cover and get into all participating establishments. Park your car and jump on the free Rockford Mass Transit District Pearson Plumbing bus as you hop from place to place.

Participating establishments include the following:

Big Cities Lounge—905 E. State St., 965-6026, featuring Johnny & The Boomers;

Brio @ Bacchus—515 E. State St., 968-9463, featuring DJ Jason Mendeloff & DJ Shy;

Casbah—505 E. State St., 489-9881, featuring Champagne Fire and Ice;

CJ’s Lounge—300 E. State St., 964-9249, featuring Burning Sensation;

Downtown Lounge—310 S. Church St., 962-5900, featuring DJ Double D;

Irish Rose—519 E. State St., 964-0480, featuring Holland Zander and Ed Dulian; and

Octane Upbeat Casual Dining—124 N. Main St., 965-4012, featuring Whalebone.

More info regarding Winter Rocks: or 963-8111.

From the Feb. 22-28, 2006, issue

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